CPPO preps for Holy Week events in Bantayan Island
Ma. Fatima R. Secuya/ATO (The Freeman) - March 24, 2015 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines- Due to the influx of local and foreign tourists in Bantayan Island, the Cebu Provincial Police Office will deploy at least 120 police personnel in the area during the Holy week.

Senior Superintendent Noel Gillamac, director of the Cebu Provincial Police Office, said they want to ensure the security of Bantayan Island because of the number of tourists there during Holy week.

Gillamac also said they are also bracing for traffic problems, especially during the Lenten season when many workers in the city go home to their provinces.

He said that they already raised the concern to the Minglanilla Police Station and asked police to resolve the heavy traffic congestion in the area.

Gillamac explained that traffic concerns are also brought about by some other towns having activities along the highway during the Holy Week.

“We discourage activities that are done along the highway kay makapasamot sa traffic,” said Gillamac.

He assured that there will only be solemn religious activities in Bantayan for the Lenten season as bikini shows are no longer allowed.

“Sports activities, maybe. But if sayaw-sayaw, wala,” said Gillamac.

“Last year, we had a peaceful Lenten season. Hopefully, this year, peaceful pud,” he added.  (FREEMAN)

 

 

ACTIVITIES BANTAYAN BANTAYAN ISLAND CEBU PROVINCIAL POLICE OFFICE GILLAMAC HOLY WEEK MINGLANILLA POLICE STATION POLICE SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT NOEL GILLAMAC TRAFFIC
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